into singing? >> crashed the baltimore opera, learned an or yeah, somehow i got in. >> reporter: any chance you would share something you might remember from your days of singing? >> ultimately it was -- ♪ >> reporter: very good. very good. >> very kind, thank you. >> reporter: so after that, you spent some time, i'm sure a lot of people would be surprised to know at qvc. >> my first actual job in television. >> the lap is a littmp is a lit. not unlike lava. i walked across mt. royal avenue and ordered a beer but the football game wasn't on. the bartender, a guy i had known for a year, was watching a big shy in a shiny suits selling pots and pan, and i was like, rick, can we watch the game? no. i'm auditioning for that guy's job. i didn't get a callback without the beer and that's what spawned the booze show. >> reporter: three-part series on how booze built america. >> welcome back to the american revolution brought to you by booze. all the portraits we see in history of the signing of the constitution and landing of the may flower. right outside the shot there's a keg somewhere. >> always.